Coronation of King Charles III

A coronation is both the symbolic religious ceremony during which a sovereign is crowned and the physical act of placing a crown on a monarch's head. The coronation ceremony is an occasion for pageantry and celebration, but it is also a solemn religious ceremony and has remained essentially the same over a thousand years. For the last 900 years, the ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey, London. The service is conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose task this has almost always been since the Norman Conquest in 1066. You can read more about coronations on the Royal website and the HM Gov website and get involved with the Eden Project Big Lunch.


A bank holiday has been proclaimed in honour of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. It will fall on Monday 8 May, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May. People are being invited to take part in local volunteering projects in their local community as part of The Big Help Out initiative. 

Coronation Celebratory Grants

WGTC are offering individuals and groups in our parish grants of up to £100 to hold public street parties to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

If you would like to apply for this grant, please complete the application form no later than noon on Friday 7th April. If you would prefer a paper copy, please contact us.

Once completed, your application will then be sent to your local Councillor/s for consideration and we will be in touch following this. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than Monday 17th April.

Please note that this grant is only open to individuals and groups who live or are registered in our parish. The party must take place over the Coronation weekend, Saturday 6th-Monday 8th May 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

If you need any further information please email the Office or call 01908 326800. 

If you are planning to host a street party, please visit MKCC's website for information on road closures etc.